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Subpart 1.


Each plan or ten-year plan amendment shall contain specific measurable goals that address issues identified under subparts 2 to 8 in conjunction with the priority issues that are identified by the organization under part 8410.0045. The goals must be consistent with the intent of the metropolitan water management program purposes in Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.201, and state and federal standards. The goals of the organization shall coordinate and attempt to resolve conflict with town, city, county, regional, or state goals. The goals must contain sufficient detail to provide direction regarding what the goals should accomplish, provide direction to the organization's board, and allow for the success or failure of the goals to be measured. A procedure must be included to evaluate progress for each goal defined in this part at a minimum of every two years according to part 8410.0150, subpart 3, item E.

Subp. 2.

Water quantity.

Water quantity goals must be established to address priority issues, at a minimum, considering volume, peak rate, base flow, and imperviousness. The goals must recognize current trend direction and the fundamental relationship between water quantity and land use.

Subp. 3.

Water quality.

Water quality goals must be established to address priority issues considering the uses of the water resource. The goals must recognize current trend direction and the fundamental relationship between water quality and land use. If water quality goals in the plan are less stringent than state water quality standards, the plan must acknowledge this.

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, 40 SR 6]

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 40 SR 6]

Subp. 6.

Public drainage systems.

Public drainage system management goals must be established. The goals must define the organization's relationship to the drainage authority. The plan may recommend whether or not there are advantages to managing the drainage systems under the Metropolitan Water Management Act or through transferring the drainage authority according to Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.812, and may determine whether drainage maintenance activities have the potential of adversely impacting any goal of the organization. The plan must generally describe the effect of the plan on existing drainage systems.

Subp. 7.


Goals must be established to address groundwater-surface water interactions defined in approved and adopted county groundwater plans that are in effect. Organizations shall establish goals to address groundwater issues identified within the area of the organization in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Master Water Supply Plan, or the Metropolitan Council's subsequent equivalent, and source water protection plans. Additional goals may be established as determined by the organization.

Subp. 8.


Goals must be established for wetland management. The goals must recognize the fundamental relationship between wetland management and land use.

Subp. 9.

[Repealed, 40 SR 6]

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103B.101; 103B.211; 103B.227; 103B.231; 103B.235; 103B.239


17 SR 146; 40 SR 6

Published Electronically:

July 13, 2015

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